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    Note: Frittatas can be served hot or cold, so enjoy it warm for dinner and pack it cold for lunch. Get a grownup's help with this recipe, which requires using the oven/stove and chopping with a knife.

    Prep time: 25 minutes

    What you need:

    • 3 egg whites
    • 3 eggs
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 medium pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/3 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

    Equipment and supplies

    • Bowl (for mixing)
    • Cutting board
    • Knife
    • 10- to 12-inch nonstick, oven-safe skillet (This means it's OK to put it in the oven. Ask an adult if you're not sure.)

    What to do:

    1. Set the oven to broil. Careful, this is a hot-hot setting!
    2. Wrap handle of skillet with nonstick aluminum foil.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, salt, and pepper.
    4. Heat olive oil in the nonstick skillet over medium heat.
    5. Add sliced peppers and onions and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.
    6. Pour egg mixture over the peppers and onions and stir gently with a rubber spatula. Cook for 2-3 minutes, just until eggs begin to set on the bottom.
    7. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
    8. Use an oven mitten to transfer the skillet in to the broiler. Broil for 3-4 minutes. The cheese should bubble and the frittata should be "set." That means it's not liquid and jiggly anymore.
    9. Remove pan from the oven and allow to cool for a minute before slicing into 6 wedges. Serve.

    How much does this recipe make?

    • 6 servings
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